SAFC vs Hull City prize Guess the Score: the annual relegation scrap

Jake: ‘have a go and just hope M Salut’s feeling generous if you win’

Oh dear, muses Monsieur Salut. The piece below was prepared before the Cardiff debacle. Will anyone be left to predict a Sunderland win? Will my absence on hols in Cuba coincide with the first entry-free Guess the Score (save for the Hull fan’s automatic one)? Or will blind faith triumph yet again? …


The first entry
in this week’s edition of Guess the Score is, as a consequence of the rule introduced this season, taken. Kathryn Townsley is our Hull City interviewee for Who are You? and reckons her lot will win 2-1.

She also thinks, as you shall read tomorrow, that we may well go down but that Hull will not. That is the basis on which she feels confident that this is not going to the second of three fixtures between the same sides played in different divisions in successive seasons.

Oh well. You can hardly blame her. We have lost so often at home this season, to the lowly and the high, that every team visiting the SoL feels entitled to fancy its chances.

Can we win all the same? Can we at last start climbing the tables in a meaningful way? Monsieur Salut is off to Cuba and, at the time of writing, is two days away from knowing the outcome of Sunderland’s trip to Cardiff.

He will be oblivious to events on Wearside flying back from Havana on matchday, unless he conjures some electronic connection to Championship coverage and/or and Pete Sixsmith’s texts.

But then I don’t suppose Sir Richard Branson stretches to wifi any more than he offers a glass of mojito on Virgin flights. You cannot even get him these days to sell you newspapers of which he disapproves (though I’d agree the Hull Daily Mail has a nobler life view than the Daily Mail he has banned).

A mug or a book awaits the winner. Be first to be right and have a UK delivery address. That more or less covers the ground rules but M Salut’s decision is always final.

Ha’way the Lads. And ha’way back tomorrow and on Thursday to see Kathryn’s superb answers to our questions. Keep checking this link and you’ll eventually find them.

M Salut, drawn by Matt, colouring by Jake

24 thoughts on “SAFC vs Hull City prize Guess the Score: the annual relegation scrap”

    • I liked Trinidad, too, but this trip was just five nights, so only Havana save for a visit to Hemingway’s Finca and the famous Old Man of the Sea fishing village, Cojimar.

      You still need a study constitution in Cuba and maybe a sense of humour (butter and pineapple, which my wife wanted for pina coladas, were the short-in-supply commodities this time) but I’d recommend it to anyone except Martin Emmerson, who’s been and hated it

  1. two people have already gone for 2-0 so I’ll go for 2-1. A late goal gives us a bit of paninc but we see it out.

    Rodwell to score both.

    As if!

    This score remains available as I’m not eligible

  2. Oh come on! It’s not that serious. We have been in worse positions than this and beaten the drop. Anyway, I am getting closer and closer to my dream 4-3 win. Last week, for example, I got the 4, just not to the right team. Thus it will happen one day, why not this Saturday? 4-3 to The Lads although goodness knows who will score our four!

  3. Sunderlan Echo’s live transfer stream is sponsored by John G Hogg……..Award Winning Family Funeral Directors….how very fitting.

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